Saturday, March 15, 2008

Holistic Person

In Philosophy, holism is the theory that says that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In medicine, this refers to the treatment of individuals which take into consideration not just the disease but also mental and social factors.

Holism is the opposite of reductionism where wholes are reduced to its parts. In Medicine, a person's kidney is treated as a kidney - period. Who owns that kidney is immaterial or irrelevant.

Holism, as used in this blog, regards a human being as a Whole Being - with body, mind and spirit.

Everything affects everything else. One's life is affected by everythin -- one's eating habits, one's thinking, one's relationships with friends and lovers, etc.

This blog hopes to add to the blogosphere's discussion on Holistic Living.

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